Rochester L'Abri

Rochester L’Abri Conference - 2019

February 8 & 9 at The Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

Common Grace for the Common Good: Living Life Vocationally

Friday, February 8

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:05 Welcome

9:05-10:15 Created to Make a Difference Dick Keyes

10:30-11:45 “A” Workshops
12:00-1:30 Lunch at the Mayo Civic Center

2:00-3:15 Christian Vocation in the Humanities John Hodges

3:30-4:45 “B” Workshops
5:00-7:00 Dinner on your own

7:00-8:15 Christian Vocation in the Sciences Frank Stootman

8:30-9:30 Concert

Saturday, February 9

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:05-10:15 Living Life Vocationally: What the Church Must Do Luke Bobo

10:30-11:45 “C” Workshops
12:00-1:30 Lunch at the Mayo Civic Center

2:00-3:15 Vocation and the Movies: Cinematic Visions of Work & Toil Denis Haack

3:30-4:45 “D” Workshops

5:00-6:15 Singing Songs the Whole World can Hear Steve Garber

6:15 Closing Remarks

Complete Schedule:
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Workshop Descriptions:
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We hope this will aid you in deciding your workshop choices.

Conference Speakers:
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Accommodation & Travel:
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We will again gather in the North Lobby of the Mayo Civic Center, downtown Rochester (directions).


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Conference 2019: Common Grace for the Common Good: Living Life Vocationally

What is a L'Abri Conference?

L'Abri is the French word for shelter. The L'Abri ministry was founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer in 1955 to provide an environment where Christians and non-Christians could seek answers to questions about God and truth. Following in that tradition, a L'Abri Conference is an opportunity through lectures, discussions, and personal interaction, to feed and hone the mind in an effort to deepen one's understanding of what it means to be a Christian in our society. The on-campus housing and mealtimes are designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas among conferees and speakers.